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Lawyer calls police shooting of DJ Henry 'murder'
The police killing of a college football player was “nothing short of intentional murder,” a lawyer for the student’s family said Thursday as he renewed his demand for an independent prosecutor to investigate the off-campus shooting. Attorney Michael Sussman’s charge was an escalation of his previous comments on the Oct. 17 killing of 20-year-old Danroy “DJ” Henry of Easton. Witness accounts of ...
Attorney proposes de-annexing from Utilities Inc. service
By MARK WAITE PVT An 11th hour solution to the problem of getting water and sewer service to the Ishani Ridge subdivision was proposed by an attorney for the developers, Pahrump 88: De-annex the homes from the service area of Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada and sign them up with Desert Utilities Inc. A handful[...]
Ex-House lawyer to be sentenced in corruption case
A former staff lawyer for state House Democrats is being sentenced for his role in the misuse of taxpayer-paid equipment, staff and resources.
Coral Springs' city attorney abruptly quits
Sam Goren, the city's attorney since 1993, abruptly resigned Thursday in a five-sentence letter to the city commission.
Attorney says Long Beach officers fired at man holding nozzle without reassessment
An attorney for the family of a man shot to death by Long Beach police as he held a pistol-grip hose nozzle claims the two officers hit Doug Zerby numerous times with fire from a handgun and shotgun and failed...
Coral Springs' city attorney abruptly quits
Sam Goren, the city's attorney since 1993, abruptly resigned Thursday in a five-sentence letter to the city commission.
Attorney voices frustrations with objectors who want Emanuel off ballot
Updated at: 6:55 a.m. on 12/17/2010 Testimony has wrapped up in the hearings over Rahm Emanuel's eligibility to run for Chicago mayor. The lead attorney trying to kick former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel off the ballot doesn't think it's a slam dunk case. Burt Odelson is an elections attorney representing a few objectors. He's trying to kick Emanuel off the February ballot for not ...
Lawyer charged with manslaughter in hunter’s death
Montgomery County attorney David M. Manilla faces involuntary manslaughter and firearms charges in connection with the Nov. 29 shooting death of a Bucks County deer hunter.
Attorney Charged In Shooting Death Of Hunter
An attorney has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and related offenses for allegedly killing a hunter on the first day of deer season.
Attorney search proves difficult
It hasn’t been easy to find an attorney to represent Frank Anthony Souza, the San Quentin inmate who on July 26 stabbed Novatan Edward Schaefer to death with a “bone crusher,” a weapon fashioned from prison bunk-bed metal.
Lawyer David Manilla to be charged in death of hunter Barry Groh - READ AFFIDAVIT
He is expected in court this afternoon to answer to charges stemming from the Nov. 29 shooting.
Update: Lawyer charged with involuntary manslaughter in hunter's death
A lawyer once cited for shooting a pheasant hunter reported finding a man's body near his property but never told police he had fired a high-powered rifle nearby, prosecutors said Friday in filing involuntary manslaughter charges.
Lawyer, ex-RI senator suspended from state court
A former Rhode Island state senator who has pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud charges has been suspended from practicing law in the state court system.
Attorney search proves difficult
It hasn’t been easy to find an attorney to represent Frank Anthony Souza, the San Quentin inmate who on July 26 stabbed Novatan Edward Schaefer to death with a “bone crusher,” a weapon fashioned from prison bunk-bed metal.
Montco lawyer officially charged with manslaughter in hunter's death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania lawyer who reported finding a hunter's body near his property never told police he had fired a high-powered rifle nearby.
Montco lawyer officially charged with manslaughter in hunter's death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania lawyer who reported finding a hunter's body near his property never told police he had fired a high-powered rifle nearby.
Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office makes collections despite economic downturn
Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office makes collections despite economic downturn By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Dec 17, 2010 05:07PM MDT The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah collected $4.6 million through criminal and civil court actions in 2010, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Justice. The collections go toward reimbursing federal crime victims and to the ...
Nevada Attorney General Sues Bank of America
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto sues Bank of America for alleged deceptive trade practices against Nevada homeowners.
State attorney general sues banking giant
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto today said her office sued Bank of America Corp., alleging the giant bank engaged in deceptive trade practices against homeowners. Masto said a key issue revolves around deceptive trade practices involving home mortgage modification and foreclosure practices.
Nevada Attorney General sues BofA over loan modifications
Nevada's Attorney General announced Friday that her office is suing Bank of America for deceiving Nevada homeowners.
Attorney Blasts LB Shooting Explanation
The LBPD's explanation of events leading to the fatal shooting of a man who was holding a water-hose nozzle is nonsensical, an attorney for the man's family said on Friday, adding officers knew the man was drunk and should have warned him before opening fire.
Attorney convicted in marijuana grow operation
A Philadelphia lawyer is facing a mandatory 10 year prison sentence after being convicted of operating a sizable and sophisticated marijuana grow operation in North Philadelphia.
Attorney: Mose Jefferson has cancer
A defense attorney says a convicted New Orleans political operative serving a 10-year prison sentence has advanced cancer — and should be spared a second corruption trial.
In alleged police brutality, attorney keeps fighting
The attorney is saying the investigation wasn't complete, because of the witnesses who have more to say about the night in question.
Attorney declaims police action in shooting death
LONG BEACH -- The attorney for a man killed by Long Beach Police Officers called the shooting a "flat-out ambush" and "massacre."
'Grim Sleeper' Attorney Blasts Release of Pics
Los Angeles police released 180 new images of women who were found on the property of the suspected "Grim Sleeper" serial killer, in hopes that someone will their faces and contact investigators.
Attorney General Cautions Residents about Gulf Coast Claims
Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a notice in regarding final or quick payment options being offered through the Gulf Coast Claims Facility
Miller attorney makes case to Alaska's high court
An attorney for Republican Joe Miller is telling Alaska's Supreme Court that the state should be held to a strict reading of election law and thousands of write-in ballots for rival Lisa Murkowski should be set aside.
Murkowski attorney: Miller 'denying reality'
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An attorney for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Joe Miller is "denying reality" in continuing in his legal challenge to the Alaska Senate election. Attorney Scott Kendall told ...
Lawyer: Family of man killed by police will sue
Relatives of the Southern California man who was holding a water nozzle when he was fatally shot by police says they'll sue the department for wrongful death, negligence and battery.
Lawyer: Family of man killed by LB police will sue
Relatives of the man who was holding a water nozzle when he was shot and killed by Long Beach police on Sunday plan to sue the department for wrongful death, negligence and battery.
New U.S, Attorney Sworn In Office
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Montco lawyer officially charged with manslaughter in hunter's death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania lawyer who reported finding a hunter's body near his property never told police he had fired a high-powered rifle nearby.
Brent Foster, former aide to Oregon attorney general, cleared in pollution case
Foster, once one of Oregon's top environmental activists, resigned April 20 as Attorney General John Kroger's special counsel for environmental matters after admitting to misrepresenting his role in a Hood River pollution case.
Attorney General: U.S. Loan Auditors Conducted Scam
U.S. Loan Auditors promise to save struggling homeowners from foreclosure, but the Attorney General says it was a scam. In court of Friday, only the attorneys and angry homeowners showed up.
Miller attorney says order of Murkowski names doesn't matter
An attorney for Joe Miller told the Alaska Supreme Court today that campaign observers did not have time to be properly trained, which is why they challenged votes for Sen. Lisa Murkowski on whic...
Montco lawyer facing hunting death charges has criminal past
COURTHOUSE — The Montgomery County lawyer facing charges in connection with the Nov. 29 shooting death of a Bucks County hunter had legal woes in his past, according to court records.
Lawyer hits out after PC cleared in car case
A LAWYER yesterday criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for prosecuting a police officer who was cleared of dangerous driving after he mounted the pavement as he responded
Democrats pick lawyer for City Council opening
BY TOM TROY BLADE POLITICS WRITER The Lucas County Democratic Party has recommended Toledo lawyer Paula Hicks-Hudson to replace City Councilman Michael Ashford as the District 4 representative when he moves on to the state House. Ms. Hicks-Hudson, 59, would be sworn in on Jan. 11 if the nomination is approved by a majority of the Democratic-controlled council. The Democratic Party's executive ...
Colorado attorney general settles $13.25 million suit with DirecTV
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Dec. 15 that his office has joined a $13.25 million multi-state settlement with DirecTV to settle allegations that the satellite television provider engaged in deceptive trade practices. Colorado will receive $185,000 under the multistate settlement.
Democrats pick lawyer for City Council opening
BY TOM TROY BLADE POLITICS WRITER The Lucas County Democratic Party has recommended Toledo lawyer Paula Hicks-Hudson to replace City Councilman Michael Ashford as the District 4 representative when he moves on to the state House. Ms. Hicks-Hudson, 59, would be sworn in on Jan. 11 if the nomination is approved by a majority of the Democratic-controlled council. The Democratic Party's executive ...
Former deputy city attorney says pot application played role in her dismissal
STOCKTON - Deputy City Attorney Lori Whittaker, who has a sexual-harassment lawsuit pending against the city, was fired Wednesday in part for applying to operate a Stockton medical marijuana dispensary, she and her attorney said.
Lawyer Manilla charged in Bucks hunting death
Condemned by prosecutors as reckless, cowardly, and contemptuous of the law, Montgomery County lawyer David Manilla was jailed Friday with bail set at $2 million after being charged in the shooting death of a Bucks County deer hunter.
Lawyer convicted in marijuana-growing operation
A Philadelphia lawyer is facing a mandatory 10-year prison sentence after being convicted of operating a sizable and sophisticated marijuana-growing operation in North Philadelphia.
Lawyer Manilla charged in Bucks hunting death
Condemned by prosecutors as reckless, cowardly, and contemptuous of the law, Montgomery County lawyer David Manilla was jailed Friday with bail set at $2 million after being charged in the shooting death of a Bucks County deer hunter.
Lawyer convicted in marijuana-growing operation
A Philadelphia lawyer is facing a mandatory 10-year prison sentence after being convicted of operating a sizable and sophisticated marijuana-growing operation in North Philadelphia.
Lawyer charged in killing
A lawyer once cited for shooting a pheasant hunter reported finding a man's body near his property but never told police he had fired a high-powered rifle nearby, prosecutors said Friday in filing involuntary manslaughter charges.
Detroit man who killed would-be burglar to get a new lawyer
Tigh Croff will have a new lawyer next month when he faces a new jury that will have to sort out whether he was a wronged victim or a gun-happy vigilante when he killed a burglary suspect last December.
Detroit man who killed would-be burglar to get a new lawyer
Tigh Croff will have a new lawyer next month when he faces a new jury that will have to sort out whether he was a wronged victim or a gun-happy vigilante when he killed a burglary suspect last December.
Lawyer has prior legal woes
NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County lawyer facing charges in connection with the Nov. 29 shooting death of a Bucks County hunter had legal woes in his past, according to court records.